Section of County WD to Remain Closed Until May 23rd

A stretch of Door County Highway WD will remain closed a little longer. Whitefish Dunes State Park & the Door County Highway Department have been working on a cooperative effort to remove diseased beech trees that are close to the county highway & within the state park in the Town of Sevastopol. As part of the ongoing effort, a segment of WD as been closed … Continue reading

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American Folklore Theatre to Unveil New Name in May

The American Folklore Theatre has announced that it will unveil its new name during the annual Raise the Curtain fundraising event in May. Then, starting 2015, the theatrical company will begin using its new moniker on a regular basis. While there were a number of strong contenders already in the hopper, the organization looked to the community for feedback & name suggestions through February 14th. … Continue reading

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Austad Retains Chairmanship of County Board

Dan Austad has retained his position as Door County Board Chairman. Austad held sway in secret balloting during the county board’s meeting Tuesday morning. David Lienau returns as vice-chairman of the county board. There was only one change in voting for the powerful county highway committee. Roy Englebert was elected to an at-large position on the committee, replacing Cletus Fontaine who did not seek re-election. … Continue reading

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Cooper Retains New Counsel

There’s been another twist in the Brian Cooper murder case. With only weeks left before the 37-year old Illinois man’s second murder trail in Door County Circuit Court, Cooper has retained another legal counsel. Cooper is accused in the strangling death of 19-year old Alisha Bromfield of Plainfield, Illinois and her unborn child at a southern Door County resort in August of 2012. His first … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay School Board Developing Superintendent Profile

The process of finding a new superintendent for the Sturgeon Bay School District continued Wednesday evening with a work session involving the board of education. Board-members spent time developing a profile listing qualities they would like to see in prospective candidates. Current Superintendent Joe Stutting is leaving after eight years at the helm to take a similar position in his native state of Iowa. His … Continue reading

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Fire Department Rescues Two Ice Fisherman

A crew from the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department was called upon to pluck two fishermen off the ice of the Bay of Green Bay Wednesday afternoon after a large crack opened up. Assistant Fire Chief Tim Dietman said the department’s small inflatable boat was used to pick up the two Illinois men who became stranded around after a 200 to 300 foot gap opened up … Continue reading

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Grant Funding Could Help West Side Waterfront Development

Sturgeon Bay Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak was given the go-ahead to apply for grant funding through the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program during the city council meeting Tuesday. Olejniczak said the grant funding administered by the DNR, if approved, would help pay for improvements as part of developing the west side waterfront area…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Olejniczak said the grant award could be … Continue reading

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Process to Replace Alderman Stutting Begins

A process for replacing 5th District Alderman Joe Stutting this summer was set in motion by Mayor Thad Birmingham Tuesday evening. Stutting, who is also Superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay school system, has taken a similar position in his home state of Iowa & will be starting his new job in July. Mayor Thad Birmingham provided information on what prospective district five aldermanic candidates must … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Goes Paperless

The Village of Egg Harbor has adopted Next Generation paperless meeting technology. The new system is expected to save time, taxpayers dollars & the environment. The old way of doing things which required compiling, printing, binding & distributing paper agenda packets by hand has been replaced by a system called, “Board Doc LT.” By making meeting agendas & supporting documents available on the internet, the … Continue reading

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Ask Thrivent Financial/ Good Housekeeping

The Door County Team for Thrivent Financial & Financial Consultant Grace Rossman present Ask Thrivent Financial on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:55AM & 4:55PM on WDOR.  The topic of this program- Keeping your house up and why.  Click the play button to listen. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its respective associates and employees cannot provide legal, accounting, or tax advice or services. … Continue reading

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